How to descale your Nespresso® Vertuo®Coffee Machine with the Caffenu® Eco Power Descaler.

Welcome to our step-by-step guide on how to use the Caffenu® Eco Power Descaler for Nespresso® Vertuo® machines. Descaling your Nespresso® machine is an important step in maintaining its optimal performance and ensuring the longevity of your machine. The Vertuo® Descaler® is specifically designed to remove built-up mineral deposits, which can negatively impact the taste of your coffee and even damage your machine over time.

In this guide, we will walk you through the entire descaling process, from preparing your machine to flushing out the descaling solution. With our easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll have your Nespresso® machine descaled and ready to brew delicious coffee in no time. So, let’s get started!

Important points to note before you start the descaling process:

  • Descaler can damage surfaces. Avoid splashing or spilling the descaler on acid-intolerant surfaces such as marble, limestones, chrome-plated steel, enamel, silver, and wood.
  • The descaling process should not be interrupted once it has started. If the machine is turned off during the process, kindly allow the descaling process to be completed.
  • These are general Vertuo® machine descaling guidelines. Consult your specific machine’s manual for descaling instructions.
  • RECOMMENDED USAGE: Descale every 2-4 months. Do not wait for the descaling light to come on. *Estimated Duration: 20mins
  • There are separate instructions for the Nespresso® Vertuo® Plus®, and a set for all other machines. The first set covers instructions all other Vertuo® machines.

Instructions for all Vertuo® Machines except Vertuo® Plus

  1. Empty the water tank, drip tray & capsule container. Ensure any used capsules are ejected and close the machine (do not lock).
  2. Place a 34 fl oz/1L container under the spout.
  3. Fill the water tank with one dose of descaler (3.38 fl oz/100 ml) and add 17 fl oz/0.5L of water.
  4. Close the machine (do not lock). Turn the machine on to heat up until the light is steady.
  5. Enter descaling mode by holding the button for about 9 seconds. The light will start blinking fast.
  6. Lock the machine and then unlock it again. Then hold the button for 9 seconds in “unlocked” position.
  7. To start descaling, lock the machine again and push the button once. The machine will stop automatically once the descaling cycle is complete.
  8. Let the machine stand for 5 minutes.
  9. Empty and rinse the water tank thoroughly and fill it with 34 fl oz/1L of fresh water.
  10. Press the button to begin the rinse cycle. The machine will stop automatically.
  11. Now exit descaling mode by holding the button for 9 seconds. (Not required with Vertuo®* Next). The button will stop blinking and turn steady.
  12. Descaling is now complete. Clean drip tray, cup stand, and capsule container.
  13. Allow the machine to cool for 5 minutes.
  14. Machine is ready to use.

Instructions for Vertuo® Plus®

  1. Empty the water tank, drip tray & capsule container. Ensure any used capsules are ejected and close the machine (do not lock).
  2. Place a 34 fl oz/1L container under the spout.
  3. Fill the water tank with one dose of descaler (3.38 fl oz/100 ml) and add 17 fl oz/0.5 L of water.
  4. Turn the machine on to heat up until the light is steady.
  5. Push the lever down for 3 seconds to turn the machine off.
  6. Enter descaling mode by pushing the lever and button down at the same time, for 3 seconds. The blinking orange light will indicate that you entered the functions menu.
  7. Press the lever down ONCE to enter the descaling function.
  8. Push the button to begin descaling. The machine will stop once the descaling is complete, and the orange light will blink during the entire process.
  9. Empty and rinse the water tank thoroughly and fill it with 34 fl oz/1L fresh water.
  10. Press the button to begin the rinse cycle. The machine will stop automatically. The orange light will blink once every 2 seconds, confirming the descaling process is complete.
  11. Exit descaling mode by pushing the lever and button down at the same time, for 3 seconds. The light will turn green and steady.
  12. Descaling is now complete. Clean drip tray, cup stand, and capsule container.
  13. Allow machine to cool for 5 minutes.
  14. Machine is ready to use.

Posted on April 17, 2023 , in Descaling

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